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A respectably dressed young man applied to the magistrate at the Thames Police Court, recently, for a summons against a young lady for detaining a wedding ring and keeper, and a quantity of furniture. The applicant said that he was engaged to the lady, and was about to marry her. He bought some furniture, ‘ which was taken to her .father’s house, and he then purchased the wedding-ring and keeper, but afterwards they quarrelled. He said that she would not marry him. She now refused to give him the things he had bought. The young lady herself stepped forward and said that the statement was false. She had never refused to marry. He had arranged for the Wedding to take place at Whitsuntide last year. Then he put it off until Christmas, and had postponed it from time to time ever since. She believed that he wanted to back out of his promise.—Mr Saunders; Are you willing to marry him now ? -The young lady (promptly); Certainly sir. (Loud laughter.)—The applicant; But when I went to her father’s house he threatened to strike me. —Mr Saunders: Oh; nonsense ; you are not going to marry the father, you know. I shall not grant any summons. Go away both of you, make it up, and get married as quickly as you can.

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A LOVERS’ QUARREL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 522, 30 December 1881

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A LOVERS’ QUARREL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 522, 30 December 1881

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